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NMSU Hotline — March 20, 2015

NMSU Taos Restaurant bakers specialize in cookies


About 30 minutes before lunchtime, New Mexico State University?s Taos Restaurant kitchen is in full bloom. In particular, the dessert table serves as a canvas for bakers Betty Gillie and Pat Sermeno, who are responsible for satisfying the sweet tooth for Taos Restaurant customers.

The duo takes on Italian dream cakes, specialty cheesecakes, apple cobblers and trifles, but it is their delicious cookies that have the NMSU community talking. They have done everything from orange sparkler, to angel, molasses, chocolate chip, oatmeal and gingerbread cookies.

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Campus Announcements

Studio G Networking Hour discusses sales techniques today

Studio G Networking Hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today at Studio G, located at 1620 Standley Drive, Academic Research Building A. Studio G Networking Hour is a chance to meet people who are starting businesses and interested in starting businesses. This week's presentation covers sales techniques. In a startup, you are constantly selling to attract partners, investors, and to win over your first customers. Learn about the best techniques in the industry.

Studio G helps Aggies start businesses. For information, visit studiog.nmsu.edu.

Deadline is today for 'A' Mountain staff award nominations

Is there someone in your office or in another department that represents qualities of integrity, dedication, skill, endurance, resilience, determination and passion in performance of their duties? If so, nominate them for Employee Council?s ?A? Mountain staff award. Nominations are now being accepted for regular NMSU staff employees. Employee Council is looking for nominees who demonstrate the following traits:

? Innovation: Exceptional efforts to improve the university?s effectiveness through enhanced systems or processes.
? Responsiveness: Resourceful, effective behaviors and actions demonstrated in reaction to an unforeseen circumstance or extraordinary situation; timeliness.
? Service: Exceptional efforts to provide superior service to all customers.
? Spirit: Positive outlook; supportive of NMSU?s initiatives and goals.
? Teamwork: Ability to work with others in another department/division toward a shared goal; ability to recognize diverse strengths.
? Above and beyond: Demonstrated service or support that is not normally expected as part of their everyday job responsibilities.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations by completing the attached form and email it to empcouncil@nmsu.edu. Submit nominations by 5 p.m. March 20. Nominations will be reviewed by Employee Council. This award will be presented at the NMSU Founder?s Day celebration on April 10. Awardee receives a commemorative NMSU plaque.

Employee Council wants to hear from you. Tell us who you think should be the next ?A? Mountain Award Recipient.

Employee Council meetings are open to all; the next meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. March 12, in Milton Hall Room 85. Come to the Employee Open Forum on health insurance benefits at 3 p.m. March 17, in Domenici Hall Room 109. Both meetings will also be webcast; links will be found at http://empcouncil.nmsu.edu.

25 percent off remaining 'WAC Tournament Champions' and 'Road to the Final Four' shirts

The Barnes & Noble at NMSU Bookstore & Café in Las Cruces has just announced that all remaining 2015 ?Western Athletic Conference Tournament Champions? and ?Road to the Final Four? Aggie basketball T-shirts will be available for 25 percent off in-store now through 6 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble at NMSU is located at 1400 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, right next door to Panda Express. Free parking is available in designated spaces. For more information, call 575-646-4431.

'Broadway Today' performance tonight raises funds for NMSU theatre arts students

The American Southwest Theatre Company presents ?Broadway Today? at 7:30 p.m. today at the New Mexico State University Center for the Arts. The show will feature 28 performers from Las Cruces and El Paso, including director and host Megan McQueen, pianist Diane Schutz and choreographer Karlos Saucedo. Other performers include Amanda Bradford, Billy Gilbert, Tina Hartnell, Josie Mitchell, Annie Pennies, Chris Rippel, Doris Valez, Matthew Esqueda and more than 15 NMSU theatre arts and voice students.

Roanna St. Clair and the culinary arts students of Alma d?arte Charter High School will provide bite-sized appetizers and desserts on the theme of the shows at intermission.

Tickets are $20 for the orchestra and mezzanine and $15 for balconies. Student rush tickets (with valid student ID) will be $5 and will be sold 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets are on sale at the NMSU Center for the Arts box office, the Pan American ticket office, or through Ticketmaster. For questions about tickets, call 575-646-4515.

For more information, visit http://www.nmsutheatre.com/Broadway.php.

Sodexo Campus Dining at NMSU offers free home-cooked meal to local families

Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University will offer a free home-cooked meal at the El Caldito Soup Kitchen on Saturday to families in need in Las Cruces. The event is part of Sodexo?s Servathon initiative, in which employees around the world team up to fight hunger.

The meal will feature chicken with green chile cream sauce, personal pizzas, mixed vegetables, salad with carrots, croutons and tomatoes, steamed rice, dinner rolls and a variety of dessert bars. Attendees should arrive between 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday at El Caldito, 999 W. Amador Ave.

According to Feeding America, a national network of food banks, 18.6 percent of New Mexico?s population is currently food insecure ? including more than 150,350 children in the state.

2015 NMSU International Festival is Saturday

New Mexico State University?s Office of International and Border Programs has teamed up with local sponsors and community members to host the International Festival 2015 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. The festival will offer the NMSU campus and local community an opportunity to experience different cultures from across the globe. Currently, NMSU has more than 1,300 international students from 75 countries on campus.

The festival will include international foods, cultural displays with native art, textiles, artifacts, photographs, music, dancing and games. Participating international students will be dressed in their native fashions. Events include a fashion show and special dances with presentations by representatives from India, China, Ecuador, Greece, Mexico, Brazil and Sri Lanka. Displays by students from 16 nations are planned.

For more information, see the flyer at http://ibp.nmsu.edu/files/2015/01/International-Festival-one-pager2.pdf or call the international student and scholar services office at 575-646-2017.

Campus Tutoring Service to close for spring break

The Campus Tutoring Service will be closed for spring break. The tutors will return at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29. For more information on the Campus Tutoring Service, visit http://ssc.nmsu.edu/campus-tutoring-service.

World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind to speak Monday

Daniel Libeskind will speak at 5:45 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton, El Paso. The cost is $15 for students, $40 for faculty and $75 for general public. This talk is supported by the DACC Architecture program.

Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. His practice extends from building major cultural and commercial institutions to private homes and object design. Best known for designing iconic buildings such as the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Denver Art Museum, Libeskind is also the master-plan developer for the World Trade Center site in New York.

Libeskind believes that buildings are crafted with perceptible human energy, and that they communicate the greater cultural context in which they are built. His commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music.

To learn more about Daniel Libeskind and his work, visit http://libeskind.com.

For more information, contact luirios@nmsu.edu or Emmanuel Moreno at 915-831-2060 or emanuel23@epcc.edu.​

Nursing doctoral candidate to present defense March 31

Doctorate of Nursing Practice candidate Rosa Zamora, RN, BSN, will defend her scholarly project, "Fall Risk in an Inpatient Ger-Psychiatric Unit: Can it Be Predicted?" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the second floor dean's deference room in the College of Health and Social Services.

For more information, contact Shelly Noe at shnoe@nmsu.edu.

Community Education course explores interior decoration

In the Dona Ana Community College community education course "Basic Interior Decoration," become familiar with and produce room layout drawings. Gain knowledge of historical periods of furniture and how to select style, color, accessories and materials. Understand the use of scale and proportion while using basic budgeting techniques. The course meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2 to 28, and cost is $63. To sign up, or for more information, email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

Customized Training Program offers course to become notary

Learn the legal duties and what the law allows and requires of a notary in a returning course from the Customized Training Program. Determine the steps for applying to become a New Mexico Notary Public and information you need to order your notary seal, as well as what to do with records when you are no longer a notary. This course is for new and experienced notaries. Must be a New Mexico resident. Record Book of Notarial Acts included. The course meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and costs $99.

For more information, contact the CTP at 575-527 7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.

NMSU?s College of Education hosts fourth annual Aggie Cornerstone Award banquet

New Mexico State University?s College of Education will honor Lou and Mary Henson and Herb Torres with Aggie Cornerstone Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Established in 2012, the Aggie Cornerstone Award celebrates excellence in education and recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on children, students and families in New Mexico.

The College of Education and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Outreach Center will also be recognizing four outstanding teachers from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District ? Brian Claar, Thelma Peterson, Angela Frausto and Diane Chavarria ? for the first Creating a Legacy Award.

Tickets for the awards dinner are $30 per person or $500 per sponsored table. For those interested in attending, contact Ashley Jurado in the College of Education Dean?s Office at 575-646-8072 or ajurado@nmsu.edu.

Dance performance raises funds for student trip to study in Spain

Sol y Arena, the New Mexico State University Dance Program's flamenco and Spanish dance ensemble, will present ?Viva Espaņa,? a passionate evening of eclectic flamenco and Spanish dance, at 7:30 p.m. April 10 and 11 in Rentrfrow Gym on the NMSU campus. Tickets, at $10 for students and seniors and $15 for adults, are available in advance and at the door. Proceeds from this event help to sponsor students traveling to study in Spain for a month in the summer of 2016.

For more information, call 575-646-4068.

NMSU?s Counseling Psychology program featured in national report

A health care program at New Mexico State University that not only provides care to underserved communities but also trains health care workers to be more culturally aware is receiving national recognition.

The Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology, part of the Counseling & Educational Psychology department in the College of Education, was recently featured in a national report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) for its grant activities.

The PCPCC is ?dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home.?

Customized Training Program offers Administrative Professionals Conference

Join other administrative professionals in this opportunity to update skills and receive personal development coaching designed especially for those who keep offices running at peak potential. For a third year, the Customized Training Program of Doņa Ana Community College will offer a special day-long conference at the DACC Workforce Development Center, 2345 E. Nevada in Las Cruces, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and the cost for the day-long event is $149.

For questions or more information, contact the CTP at 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.